28/11/2019

Man Shot In Leg In L'Derry

Police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg in L'Derry.

The victim, aged in his thirties, was targeted in the Ballymagroarty area shortly after 10pm on Wednesday night, 27 November.

Two masked males, one of whom was carrying a handgun, approached the man and pushed him down onto a grassy area where he was shot.

Both suspects then fled the scene.

Detectives are treating the incident as a paramilitary-style attack.

A member of the public came to the aid of the victim who was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment. His injury has been described as non life-threatening.

Police are hunting the suspects, one of whom is described as being around 5'5" tall and wore a black hooded top, grey tracksuit bottoms and Nike trainers.
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The second suspect is described as being approximately 5'7" tall and also wore a black hooded top, with black jogger type bottoms, black trainers and white socks.

Detective Inspector Michael Winters issued an appeal for information: "Were you in the area last night and did you witness the attack?

"Did you see two, possible three males together in the area acting suspiciously around 10pm?

"This reckless attack occurred in a residential area at a time when there may have been people out and about, it is fortunate no-one else was injured.

"There is absolutely no justification for an attack like this. It is utterly appalling and needs to stop."

Anyone with information is urged to call detectives at Strand Road on 101 and quote reference number 1870 of 27/11/19.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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